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Practicing Law in Kansas

The Supreme Court has the authority to admit persons to practice as attorneys in Kansas courts, to prescribe rules for attorney conduct, and to discipline attorneys.

Attorney admissions

To practice law in Kansas, you must first be admitted through a process overseen by the Kansas Board of Law Examiners. 

Video greeting to bar admittees (featuring Chief Justice Marla Luckert, Kansas Supreme Court, and Chief District Judge Julie Robinson, U.S. District Court for District of Kansas)

Announcement on 2020 Bar Admission by Examination
February 2021 bar exam results

Kansas Board of Law Examiners
Apply for the bar exam
Transfer exam scores
Apply for a restricted license


Attorney registration

Update registration information through the Attorney Registration Portal, pay your annual registration fee, or request a Certificate of Good Standing.

Attorney registration
Online attorney directory


Attorney disciplinary system

The Kansas attorney disciplinary system protects the public against attorney misconduct and maintains the integrity of the profession. 

PANDEMIC ALERT: The day-to-day operations for the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a question, call 785-435-8200 or email We are not in the office full time, but some staff are in the office every day.  

About attorney discipline
Office of the Disciplinary Administrator
Attorney complaint process
Published attorney discipline cases
Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection
Ethics and grievance committees
Lawyer assistance committees

Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program

The Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program provides many different services, depending on the needs of the lawyer or bar. Services are always confidential and free. Funding comes from annual registration fees attorneys pay to practice law in Kansas.

Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program


Kansas Continuing Legal Education

Kansas attorneys are required to complete formal continuing legal education. Kansas Continuing Legal Education administers the rules, monitors each attorney's compliance, notifies attorneys of their continuing legal education status, and accredits courses and works with continuing legal education providers.

Kansas Continuing Legal Education

Juvenile court training and reporting

As part of juvenile justice reform in 2016, the Office of Judicial Administration designated a training and reporting protocol for judges, county and district attorneys, and defense attorneys who work in juvenile court. 

Juvenile court training protocol and reporting


Pro bono or low-cost legal services

The Kansas Supreme Court adopted Supreme Court Rule 712B to establish the process by which nonprofit legal service providers or law school clinics can be approved to use retired, inactive, or single-employer attorneys to provide pro bono services, and to identify the requiremetns and authorization process for attorneys who wish to provide these services. 

About pro bono or low-cost legal services


Select a bank for a lawyer trust account

Attorneys must hold funds that are the property of clients or third persons in a separate Kansas bank account.

Supreme Court Rule 226 1.15: Client-Lawyer Relationship: Safekeeping Property

Banks approved for lawyer trust accounts

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